We wrapped up the first week of 31 Days of Outdoor STEM with an outdoor science theme. There were 12 awesome outdoor science activities contributed and a great start to our month of outdoor STEM. I wanted to gather them all in one place for you to reference over the summer! Simple science experiments and STEM ideas are perfect for having fun and learning too! make sure to check back each week to the homepage for the series!
OUTDOOR SCIENCE ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
12 OUTDOOR SCIENCE ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS!
A terrific group of my STEM blogger friends came together to bring you some great outdoor science ideas! Click on the green links below to see how everyone set up their science projects outside. Stay tuned each week for more amazing ideas! Whether you want a few new ideas or want to make your own backyard summer science camp, we have you covered! Also check out our 100 Days of Summer STEM with week by week themes or our Mad Scientist Summer Camp Week!
LET’S GET STARTED WITH COOL SCIENCE!
Build a quick, easy, and cheap Outdoor Science Lab so you are sure to take your science outside this summer. Stock your lab with great science gear that you can leave outside too!
When the temperature rises Exploring Solar Heat is a cool science activity. Pun intended!
Rainbow Burning Dandelions, is it fact or fiction. Find out for yourself! I can’t wait to try this one.
Have you ever been on a zip line? My son tried an outdoor zip line for the first time this year and loved it. Why not set up a superhero zip line in your backyard to explore the physical sciences like gravity, friction, and energy!
Do you love geology or kids who just love any kind of rock? Check out these Rock Testing Experiment ideas. The next time your kids hand you rocks to hold, make sure to do some experimenting with them!
Explore diffusion with sunprint science and watercolor sunprints. Combining art with science is a great STEAM activity too.
A classic outdoor science experiment, bursting bags, is the perfect activity to take outside. Will it pop, burp, or erupt?
Do your kids love to play in the dirt? Set up this awesome soil science experiment to add a little learning to the messy fun!
The perfect excuse to get your socks dirt with an actual Dirty Socks outdoor science activity. Your kids will love it when you tell them about this one! Study the plant life cycle too.
Set up a water evaporation station to learn about the water cycle. You can even use recycled materials for this experiment.
Kids and bugs! have you seen these roly poly bugs or pill bugs? This roly poly adventures science activity is a great way to observe these little guys. Do they really role into a ball? You will have to find a few and see!
Turn your kids into human sundials for this cool shadow science experiment activity that shows the time of day by where your shadow is. Learn how people used a sundial for an early time telling device all based on the sun’s position in the sky!
PLAN A BACKYARD SCIENCE CAMP THIS SUMMER
FUN OUTDOOR SCIENCE ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS AND FAMILIES
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